Would You Eat a Yoga Mat Sandwich?
Mmm-mmm, just like mother used to make…
The dynamic duo that is Nick Brannigan and Vicky LePage hit the Las Vegas strip again for some humorous outreach. Will people partake in their “yoga mat sandwich” samples?
Popular blogger Vani Hari, aka Food Babe, shined the light on a common chemical bread ingredient: azodicarbonamide. It is used as a flour bleaching agent, but also in the use of foamed plastics like yoga mats.
She zeroed in on Subway restaurant for its healthy claims and slogan “Eat fresh” – azodicarbonamide certainly isn’t “fresh.” Most patrons were unaware of this ingredient until the news broke. Because of the backlash, Subway has removed the ingredient from their breads. Unfortunately, there are a host of other companies using it, Environmental Working Group reports. Furthermore, it doesn’t change the other unhealthy ingredients in Subway foods – Nick noted they were, at one point, adding fertilizer to their 9-grain bread to make it brown, giving the false impression of “whole grain.”
Most people looked at Vicky LePage and I like we were a couple of weirdos (quite an accomplishment on the Las Vegas Strip!). But, what’s really weird is that most of these people are likely eating the same ingredient that makes yoga mats in their bread everyday! Wanting to know what’s in your food is completely sane and reasonable. Blindly eating whatever is convenient without the slightest concern to what is in your food or how it is made is weird!
See the video below:
It’s probably not a bad idea to avoid eating unpronounceable ingredients with five syllables or more. Or less – I was being sarcastic with the syllables. Nick tells people how to avoid azodicarbonamide – eat organic!
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